When you’re flying from here to there, you likely don’t pay any mind to the runways you’re taking off and landing on. Well, you only pay them enough mind to hope that you land and take off from them successfully!
But, runways can actually be pretty interesting things. In fact, there are some totally unique ones in the world that you might not believe! Below, we’re going to take a look at 15 of the weirdest airports in the world, from one with an incredible surprise to another that has train tracks that literally cross right over it!
1. Courchevel Altiport (France)
High up in the Alps, you’ll find this tiny little airport. Yes, that’s a runway with a slope to it, and yes it’s treacherous up there!
2. Gibraltar International Airport (Gibraltar)
That street you see crossing the runway is called Winston Churchill Blvd. Can you imagine getting stuck at this red light… Or running it…
3. Agatti Aerodrome (India)
If you’re landing or taking off on this runway, you’d better make it work, because there is literally no wiggle room at the end of the line!
4. Kansai International Airport (Japan)
Forget Boston’s “Big Dig”! Keeping this airport above water has been one of the most expensive ongoing feats of civil engineering in human history.
5. Don Muang Airport (Thailand)
An airport that also doubles as an 18-hole golf course? That’s kind of cool, but you’d better hope no one is shanking ‘em out there!